Autumn entered care at just 14 years old due to her mother’s significant mental health needs. The beginning years were not easy for Autumn, but as she found her place within her foster family, she was able to grow into the exceptional young lady she is today. She has gone from being an anxious child to a confident, kind, self-advocating young adult. Autumn has taken full advantage of all the services that foster care can provide including employment training programs, trauma focused yoga classes, individual counseling, enrichment classes through Kendall School of Art and Design, and therapeutic horseback riding. Through all her ups and downs, she has remained a funny, sweet young lady who is no longer afraid to try new things or ask for support when needed.
The staff at DABSJ are so proud of Autumn and continue to celebrate each new milestone and success along with her.
Autumn has transitioned from DABSJ's Foster Care program to Young Adult Voluntary Foster Care*, where she continues to grow, learn and thrive. We can't wait to witness the positive impact she will have in our community and wherever life may take her in the future!